Learning Goals & Outcomes
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
- Students will connect and apply scholarship about voting and democratic engagement in the construction and implementation of campus voting plans as a way to learn about and practice democratic engagement.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to develop and execute a research project to
address a question of political interest as value. Specifically students will:
- Develop and justify a research question of political interest and value.
- Design and employ appropriate research methodology to generate data to evaluate the research question.
- Analyze and interpret data used to evaluate the research question.
- Students will demonstrate in written reflective essays, the ways in which their classroom learning is applied in real-world decision making situations they experienced while completing an internship.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret quantitative data including variable
conceptualization and measurement, descriptive statistics, cross-tabulations, comparisons
of means, and basic statistical inference. Students will be able to conduct the following
data analyses using SPSS:
- Descriptive statistics/measures of central tendency.
- Comparison of means.
- Students will demonstrate the skills of policy writing by producing an issue brief, opinion editorial, policy history, and/or legislative testimony as a means of engaging in the policy making process.
Updated: February 2020